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Ancient Iraqi stone head paired with replica body

A 4,000-year-old stone head from Mesopotamia has been matched up with a replica body.

The head from the Akkadian Empire, unearthed by Iraqi archaeologists in 1982, has been united with a replica of a headless torso discovered over a century ago, Baghdad Museum curator Mohsen Hassan Ali told AFP.

The replica of the stone torso held in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum was handed over at a ceremony last week and in return, the Baghdad Museum has donated a copy of the head to fit the torso in Germany. “We have succeeded in bringing the two parts together, more or less, after a very long time,” Ali said.

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